Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.